NATURE AT HOME

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House plants are nature at home.

SOME PLANT FACTS

1) Photosynthesis is the process by which green plants use sunlight to synthesize foods from carbon dioxide and water. During photosynthesis, the plant absorbs carbon dioxide (we breath out carbon dioxide) and release oxygen (we breath in oxygen). Plants help to increase oxygen levels, which is good for the body. 

2) Plant roots tap the water available to it, which then evaporates through its leaves in a process known as transpiration. Studies show that this can account for about 10 percent of the moisture in the atmosphere, thus giving your home some humidity.

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3) Both plant leaves and roots are utilized in removing trace levels of toxic vapors from inside tightly sealed buildings. Low levels of chemicals such as carbon monoxide and formaldehyde can be removed from indoor environments by plant leaves alone.

4) A number of studies with both students and workers reveals that studying or working in the presence of plants can have a positive effect. As with simply being in nature, being around plants improves concentration, memory and productivity. It can also be shown to increase memory retention up to 20 percent, according to a University of Michigan study.

 

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